28th Annual Surajkund Craft Mela 2014 is all set to begin from the 1st February (Saturday) and will go on till the 15th of February. This year, theme state for Surajkund Mela is Goa, while Sri Lanka is the partner nation.
So what can you see and expect from Surajkund Mela?
If you are looking to buy handicrafts, then you will not only find handicraft from Indian Artisans, but also from artisans belonging to various South Asian Nations.
If you are a foodie, then you will be able to sample cuisines from across India, though taste and quality at times isn’t as good as food at IITF.
If you are interested in watching song and dance performances by folk dancers belonging to various states of India, then Surajkund is the place to be. There is even a big stage called chaupal, where regular song and dance performances take place after 11am.
For photographers, it is akin to visiting a candy shop. From street and candid photography to macro and product photography and even dance performances, there are enough photo opportunities to keep you busy for hours! Of course weekends are a busy time and it is best to visit early in the morning to avoid rush. It is also a good idea to bring your standard zoom, telephoto and a fast prime to the fair. And you will get ample opportunities to put all three types of lenses to good use.
For families it is a perfect opportunity to unwind and indulge in a food, entertainment and shopping. Though the fair ground is jam packed during the weekends and traffic jams can occur during evening.
You can also book tickets for Surajkund Craft Mela 2014 online at Haryana Tourism’s website. Entry tickets are priced at Rs. 70 for people above 5 years, Rs. 35 for Collage Students (only on weekdays) Senior Citizen and Differently Abled. Those who are booking tickets online will get 10% discount.
Surajkund Mela Ground Map